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darkhavens
15 June 2004 @ 03:48 am
Drabble poem for open_on_sunday Challenge #64 - Poetry
No drabble fic this week, just a poem. But who is the 'author'. Is it Xander about Spike or Spike about Xander?

Author:darkhavens
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: G
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No money made, no harm meant.

My Love

I lie beside you as you sleep,
and wonder if I'll ever be enough
to stop those ancient nightmares
as they creep
amongst the sweeter dreams you often tell me
over coffee, eggs and blood.
I know we are a most unlikely pair
the misfit and the monster
but we work
...somehow.
It started out as comfort,
mutual drunks and shared self pity,
but it changed
so slow we hardly even noticed
...till we kissed.
And then we played avoidance games
for weeks and weeks.
But now I lie here waiting for the man I love to rise.
My love...

 
 
feeling: accomplishedaccomplished
 
savour this moment: this is canon [me]savour on June 15th, 2004 04:04 am (UTC)
awwww ::melt::
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 15th, 2004 04:07 am (UTC)
*smooch* Fankoo.

::pours you into a bucket::
willshenilshe on June 15th, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
Beautiful - just beautiful!
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 15th, 2004 10:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :o)
PL: Xander Lover (by karenbear)ponders_life on June 15th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC)
Awww...

Judging by the word choices, I'm guessing it's Xander about Spike, even though he's less likely than Spike to actually write a poem. Am I right?
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 15th, 2004 10:56 pm (UTC)
The truth is... it could be either of them. Even I don't know for sure. I wanted something ambiguous, and it's so ambiguous it's even got me wondering. Some of it points to Xander, some of it points to Spike, but really there's no knowing for certain.

Thanks for the fb. It's nice to know I got people thinking. :o)
kitty_poker1kitty_poker1 on June 19th, 2004 03:38 am (UTC)
It's so beautiful. You've expressed in a few words exactly how I feel about the characters and their relationship.

I choose to think of it as Xander narrating. Though, of course, it could be either. :)

Thank you, love.

*hugs*
darkhavensdarkhavens on June 19th, 2004 03:48 am (UTC)
Thank you sweetie. *hugs* you back. :o)
beetle: Effulgent_beetle_ on January 11th, 2005 09:02 am (UTC)
You know you have to turn this into a 'verse, right? The Poetry!verse?

Yeah. . . .

*nods and grins proudly*

My money is on Xander as the author!
darkhavens: smoochdarkhavens on January 13th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC)
You know you have to turn this into a 'verse, right? The Poetry!verse?

Eep! I already have ::mumblemumble:: 'verses waiting to be added to!

My money is on Xander as the author!

I wrote it to be purposely ambiguous. Even I'm never quite sure which of them wrote it. I change my mind every time I read it. *g*